New CISI exam candidates receive one year's free student membership on payment of the qualification registration fee and completion of the qualification registration form. If another exam is booked whilst the free student membership is active, the membership is extended by another 12 months.
Candidates who are already Student members of the CISI will not have to pay the qualification registration fee.
Please note that for the following qualifications, Student membership of the CISI is compulsory and is awarded automatically when candidates register for the exam:
English language requirements
The CISI's exams require a good standard of English, as well as knowledge of the technical terms associated with the subject matter of the exams.
Questions are not set to trick candidates, but they are designed to test specific knowledge and understanding and candidates need to absorb information quickly and to read questions very closely.
You can see some sample questions here
Candidates may find it useful to refer to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
(CEF or CEFR). This was put together by the Council of Europe as a way of standardising the levels of language exams in different regions. It is very widely used internationally.
The framework contains six levels with descriptions of each level.
The six levels are: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2.
Although it is not a requirement that candidates taking CISI exams have a specified level of English language, it is advised that candidates should be proficient in English to B2 level.
Further information and free practice tests are available via the following link
You can check times for all CBT exams (UK and non-UK venues) via the CISI shop
to see which exam times are available at your chosen venue.
Alternatively you can contact us
. Narrative Exams
The dates for narrative exams are published here. Narrative Exams Summer 2013 / Winter 2013